Singh signs endorsement deal with Hopkins Golf


Though still embroiled in a legal battle with the PGA Tour, three-time major winner Vijay Singh has signed a multi-year endorsement contract with Hopkins Golf, the equipment manufacturer announced Friday. Terms for the deal were not disclosed.

Under the new arrangement, Singh will wear a Hopkins Golf logo on his visor or hat, carry a Hopkins Golf staff bag and play the company's wedges.

Singh, 50, played a mix of Champions and PGA Tour events in 2013, notching a runner-up finish at the season-opening Open in October. After admitting in January to use of a spray containing IGF-1, a banned substance under the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy, Singh received a suspension from the PGA Tour that was later overturned on appeal. He has since sued the Tour, with litigation still ongoing as the calendar flips to 2014.

The move to Hopkins Golf by the Fijian should not come as a total surprise since the company's CEO, Greg Hopkins, was formerly the CEO of Cleveland Golf, whose equipment Singh used in winning both the 2000 Masters and 2004 PGA Championship.